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Saudi Arabia News: Ethiopian Maid? No Thanks!

Postby Arba_Gorash » 21 Jul 2013, 02:50


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JEDDAH: JASSIM ABUZAID & IRFAN MOHAMMED

Saturday 20 July 2013

Fearing for the lives of their children after two Ethiopian maids killed two young girls in their care recently in separate incidents, a number of Saudi and expat families want to get rid of their maids from Ethiopia.

This comes as the Ministries of Labor and Interior decided to halt all new visas for maids from the African country pending the completion of an investigation into the killings.

The first incident involved a 6-year-old Saudi girl, Lamis Al-Salman, two months ago. The second incident involved the killing of a 10-year-old Syrian girl, Israa, who was hit on the head by the family's maid with an iron rod while she was sleeping and then stabbed to death.

Many websites specializing in domestic worker issues list families offering to give up their Ethiopian maids.

“It is terrifying to see how some of these maids heartlessly slaughtered innocent children in the houses of families they were supposed to help,” said Afnan Al-Mahmoud, a Saudi woman.

Deputy Minister of Labor Mufarrej bin Saad Al-Haqbani said recently that there was a temporary ban on new visas for Ethiopian maids. However, Ethiopian maids in the country are still allowed to seek other sponsors or rectify their status.

In another development, about 200 Ethiopian maids have arrived at a Riyadh police shelter in Nafal district, north of Riyadh. They are part of a group of 400 maids of various nationalities who want to return to their home countries.

Riyadh police official Col. Abdul Rahman Juraid, who is responsible for the shelter, said about 30 to 50 maids are arriving at the shelter every day.

The 400 maids arrived at the center during the first 10 days of Ramadan. Among the Ethiopian maids at the shelter include some with psychological problems, runaways, those with passport problems and others who missed their flights.

Ethiopian men have also become a growing problem lately. A few months ago, residents of a number of provinces started searching for Ethiopian men who had illegally crossed the border through Yemen.

Meanwhile Ahmad Al-Lehaidan, spokesman for the passport department, rejected allegations that the department was failing to renew documents or forcibly deporting workers from certain countries.

“The royal decree clearly specifies that the amnesty extension is meant for all nationalities that need residency cards to stay in Saudi territory.”

http://www.arabnews.com/news/458592



Re: Saudi Arabia News: Ethiopian Maid? No Thanks!

Postby Arba_Gorash » 21 Jul 2013, 02:53


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Over 200 Ethiopian maids detained in two months

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH – The Center for Housemaids’ Affairs in Riyadh has hosted 200 Ethiopian maids over the past two months for refusing to work due to psychological problems, Al-Riyadh newspaper reported on Friday.

The Ministry of Labor, in coordination with the Ministry of Interior, has temporarily halted the recruitment of Ethiopian domestic workers until necessary studies of available data regarding crimes committed by them are completed. The ministry said a final decision would be made based on the findings of these studies.

The Kingdom was rocked by the gruesome murders committed by Ethiopian maids against children of their sponsors with some believing religious beliefs contributed to the murders while others believing the maids suffered from psychological and mental problems.

Earlier this year, an Ethiopian maid was arrested for killing her sponsor’s daughter and a few months later, another maid was arrested for killing a Syrian girl.

In recent months, a citizen and her child in Yanbu managed to run away from their maid who tried to kill both while a citizen in Zulfi governorate narrowly escaped his cleaver-wielding maid.

Other attacks include the killing of a child in Al-Ras, multiple stabbings of children in Hafr Al-Batin and Al-Ras and a hammer attack against a citizen.

The head of the Center for Housemaids’ Affairs at Riyadh police, Col. Abdulrahman Al-Jerayed, said the center offers many services to housemaids who work in different parts of the country. He said there are committees represented by governorate, police, the Passport Department, the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) to deal with maids’ problems.

The maids are offered housing, food and medical services at the center, which deals with maids who refuse to work for their sponsors and those who are referred by police. The center also deals with runaway maids.

Col. Al-Jerayed said the center coordinates with the respective embassies of maids and their sponsors to solve any problems as soon as possible. He added that maids remain at the center for a maximum period of seven days, after which they are deported. The center receives 30-50 maids each day.

According to the head of the psychiatric ward at Al-Amal Hospital, Dr. Abdullah Al-Waylee, such crimes can only occur if determination, ability and chances are present.

“These crimes do not excuse us from the responsibility of allowing the culprit the chance to commit the crime. Such crimes typically take place due to poverty and mental and behavioral disturbances. In addition, some housemaids may be subjected to abuse at the hands of their host family and this results in a violent response,” he said, while adding that studies show family members are at an increased risk of violence in their homes than any other place.

“Maids running away or committing crimes is an indication that they have been subject to abuse. Families should be careful in dealing with and treating maids,” he added.

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cf ... 0720174146



Re: Saudi Arabia News: Ethiopian Maid? No Thanks!

Postby Arba_Gorash » 21 Jul 2013, 03:02


The Saudi are driving Adwash out of business.



Re: Saudi Arabia News: Ethiopian Maid? No Thanks!

Postby Asab » 21 Jul 2013, 03:51


Arba_Gorash wrote:Image

Ethiopian Maid? No Thanks!

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JEDDAH: JASSIM ABUZAID & IRFAN MOHAMMED

Saturday 20 July 2013

Fearing for the lives of their children after two Ethiopian maids killed two young girls in their care recently in separate incidents, a number of Saudi and expat families want to get rid of their maids from Ethiopia.

This comes as the Ministries of Labor and Interior decided to halt all new visas for maids from the African country pending the completion of an investigation into the killings.

The first incident involved a 6-year-old Saudi girl, Lamis Al-Salman, two months ago. The second incident involved the killing of a 10-year-old Syrian girl, Israa, who was hit on the head by the family's maid with an iron rod while she was sleeping and then stabbed to death.

Many websites specializing in domestic worker issues list families offering to give up their Ethiopian maids.

“It is terrifying to see how some of these maids heartlessly slaughtered innocent children in the houses of families they were supposed to help,” said Afnan Al-Mahmoud, a Saudi woman.

Deputy Minister of Labor Mufarrej bin Saad Al-Haqbani said recently that there was a temporary ban on new visas for Ethiopian maids. However, Ethiopian maids in the country are still allowed to seek other sponsors or rectify their status.

In another development, about 200 Ethiopian maids have arrived at a Riyadh police shelter in Nafal district, north of Riyadh. They are part of a group of 400 maids of various nationalities who want to return to their home countries.

Riyadh police official Col. Abdul Rahman Juraid, who is responsible for the shelter, said about 30 to 50 maids are arriving at the shelter every day.

The 400 maids arrived at the center during the first 10 days of Ramadan. Among the Ethiopian maids at the shelter include some with psychological problems, runaways, those with passport problems and others who missed their flights.

Ethiopian men have also become a growing problem lately. A few months ago, residents of a number of provinces started searching for Ethiopian men who had illegally crossed the border through Yemen.

Meanwhile Ahmad Al-Lehaidan, spokesman for the passport department, rejected allegations that the department was failing to renew documents or forcibly deporting workers from certain countries.

“The royal decree clearly specifies that the amnesty extension is meant for all nationalities that need residency cards to stay in Saudi territory.”

http://www.arabnews.com/news/458592


it is shame for woyanes,South Arabia want refused ethiopia maids beside Arabs treated ethiopia maids very badly.Kenya stop to send their women because their women torture and rap.south Arabia didn't refuse Kenyan maids at all



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